Friday, November 04, 2011

Chrysanthemums for our New Year!

The flower associated with the month of November is the Chrysanthemum, so as it;'s the first Friday of the month those are the flowers the Daring Cardmakers are using as our inspiration for this week's card challenge.
This week's challenge is the first in Year 6 for us - for a full 5 years we've been setting a new challenge each week.  There were scrapbook challenges before we came along, but we believe we were the very first of the challenge blogs specifically for card makers.  Just look how many there are now - no wonder we're proud of what we started hehehe
I have a few cards on order atm so was very pleased to double up one of them with my DCM card this week. Especially as the Cword card making is still not happening! 
I used some free clip art to make the flower template, then cut it several times in different sizes to make my multi-layered chrysanthemum.
 The small coiled flowers are made from the same paper and have tiny touches of glitter to bling them up just a bit.
 The three flowers on the left, and the gorgeous copper coloured card candy are all from the lovely Tracy at Creative Treasures.  I'm definitely in a "Autumn Colours" mood just now and these papers are all from an old Bo Bunny set - gorgeous aren't they?
I mad a pleated paper strip, then fluffed up the pleats with my pointy proddy tool (technical term ;-)) to make the "tubes" - I'll have to add some tissue paper in those before I send it to my customer or they'll just be flat again hehe.
Bo Bunny papers and card stock
Various wired flowers, Card Candy (Creative Treasures), Tiny gems from Anita's gem wheel, 
Yellow Stickles
Craft Robo for large flower, Scoreboard for paper frill
Spellbinders Labels 18, pc generated sentiment

We'd love you to join in with us this week - it would be fab to celebrate our "New Year" with a whole bouquet of gorgeous chrysanthemum cards!  Pop over to the DCM BLOG and see the fabulous cards the team have been making this week - they are sure to brighten your day.
Thanks for visiting today. I suppose I'm going to have to get into Cword making mode now....oh dear - the number of times I've said that and totally failed to make any at all - I even cleaned my desk the other day rather than make something on it!
 Not good, is it? haha


Kath said...

A gorgeous card,Kathy. I love the autumn colours.

Karen said...

So beautiful Kathy! Love the colours and those flowers are amazing xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely rich aumtumn colours, fab card!

Janice said...

Congrats to DCM on their New Year. Not a huge fan of crystanths, but if I get a moment I'll see what I can do.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous flower, Kathy and I love the pleating and the rich colours x

Katina said...

This is stunning Kathy! The colours are beautiful and I love your flower and paper pleating.

Congrats on entering your 6th year!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Kathy - I love that flower and the rich colours are wonderful. Well done you for 5 years of fabulous inspiration - I'm looking forward to the next 5 and I'm so glad to be a part of it!!

Kaz said...

This is so beautiful Kathy xxx

Keilly said...

Beautiful vibrant autumn card Kathy. Love how you've created your flower. x